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Duke scrimmage report

8/19/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

I told you guys this was an equal opportunity blog.

Duke held a 50-play scrimmage Tuesday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Blue Devils can't afford any more injuries, so there was no live tackling.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis completed nine-of-11 passes for 131 yards and one touchdown and also rushed for a touchdown. Lewis completed a 33-yard touchdown pass to Sheldon Bell and also scored on a four-yard run.

  • Tony Jackson led with 10 carries for 68 yards and one touchdown while Jay Hollingsworth scored on a 3-yard run.

  • Bell had three receptions for 53 yards while Johnny Williams had three catches for 50 yards.

  • Vincent Rey had an interception.

QUOTABLE

"What I was interested in seeing was our execution," said coach David Cutcliffe. "I thought our offense executed very well and knew what to do. They threw and caught the ball well. Defensively, we worked exclusively towards James Madison. We got a really good jump start on that. We have been working off and on with that style of offense a lot. I think we learned a couple of things, which was good for us. It also gives you a chance to look at your young players on the other team and some of those guys stepped up."